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Bartlett Hayward Company records

Identifier: MS 2216


This collection contains records related to the metalworks company Bartlett Hayward. Records include bound files of account and order records of companies on file; customer ledgers with product orders and specifications; and a folder of detailed journal accounts describing operations of the company.


  • circa 1883-1947


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This collection is open for research use.

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Historical Note

The Bartlett Hayward Company of Baltimore, Maryland, was started in 1840 as Hayward & Company and was founded by stove manufacturers George Hayward and his brothers Jonas and Nehemiah. In 1846, Hayward & Company purchased Latrobe Stove Foundries. Shortly after this purchase, David Lewis Bartlett--a manufacturer from New England--joined the partnership. Consequently, the firm became known as Hayward, Bartlett and Company. The company frequently changed its name over the course of its existence.

The Baltimore-based company eventually became a leading manufacturer all over the country during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It expanded into the foundry, machinery, erection, gasholder, and engineering fields and became known for elaborate architectural ironwork. Among the Bartlett Hayward Company's more famous works include the architectural ironwork of the United States Capitol, the State House in South Carolina, and the interior of the Peabody Library of Baltimore. In 1927, the Bartlett Hayward Company merged with the Koppers Company, a diversified manufacturing corporation that was based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


23 Linear Feet (46 volumes)

Language of Materials



The volumes have been numbered and organized chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Koppers Company via Charles Ferner in September 1976.

Related Materials

PP 0229, Bartlett Hayward Company photograph collection, circa 1917-1919, 1923

Scope and Contents

This collection mainly contains account records and product orders of the Bartlett Hayward Company from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Papers include bound accounts and order records of companies on file with the company, some hand-drawn diagrams and additional notes, customer address books, and ledgers that provide detailed information of the company’s product orders and specifications. The collection additionally contains a folder of detailed journal accounts describing the contract of the Bartlett Hayward Company with a Russian company on two operations, as well as Koppers Company, Inc. The ledgers hold the Master Order Records of Customer Order Receipts from divisions of the Bartlett Hayward Plant, the Metal Products Division, and Shop’s Division. These business papers show frequent transactions over the years with Koppers Company Inc. Engineering and Construction Division; Consolidated Gas, Electric Light and Power Company; and Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.

Guide to the Bartlett Hayward Company records
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Nicole Wise
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Revision Statements

  • 2020-01-30: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Sandra Glascock .

Repository Details

Part of the H. Furlong Baldwin Library Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library
Maryland Center for History and Culture
610 Park Avenue
Baltimore MD 21201 United States